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Mary Bachvarova

from Pelasgus and from Zeus, the Danaid maidens tell the story of Io, the cow maiden ravished by Zeus, tormented by Hera’s gad y, and Ž nally brought to birth by the healing touch of her lover to stand at the head of a line of Greek heroes. Yet, the maidens don’t realize that Io’s story works against

Eric Lewis Beverley

: 317 - 349 . Alavi , Seema . 2007 . Islam and Healing: Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600-1900 . Ranikhet : Permanent Black . Alavi , Seema . 2015 . Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Ali , Moulavi


, seers, magicians, witches, healers, © Styx/Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2001 NIN 2 Also available online – * The abbreviations used here follow the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary and the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary unless otherwise noted. I thank Dr. Laurie Pearce and Ann Guinan for

having the patient lick them o ff to absorb their healing power. Scholars such as Giddens privilege high modernity, arguing that the body is viewed nowadays with much greater sophistication than in the ancient world, since increasingly elaborate technology is dedicated to its upkeep. Meskell points out

-Anatolian cities. Overall, the image’s features and accessories support an interpretation of Artemis of Ephesus as a protective deity associated with healing, magic, and ruling power, rather than female fertility and mothering. The prevailing perception of Artemis Ephesia as a mother goddess comes from the rows of

(for example, healing god- desses who also enforce curses.) Green’s discussion demonstrates the point made by other authors in this volume that ancient iconography must be recognized as subtle, sophisticated, and  uid, fraught with ambivalence and opacity, and even secretiveness, of religious

Paolo Sartori and Bakhtiyar Babajanov

the saints to mediate between the believers and Allah over mundane matters (healing, asking for children, luck, etc.) represented a further development of a centuries-old religious practice. Indeed, invitations to perform ziyārat are to be found in the genre of pilgrims’ guide, i.e., manuals

Julia Asher-Greve

, and were responsible for many aspects of life and society such as: prosperity and fertility, love and sexuality, procreation, healing and death, grain and cattle, wisdom and dream interpretation, writing and bookkeeping, and trade. 5 As Westenholz shows, in the second millennium (i.e. post- Sumerian

Francis Robinson and Royal Holloway

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 53 (2010) 770-783 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156852010X539177 Book Reviews Seema ALAVI. Islam and Healing: Loss and Recovery of an Indo-Muslim Medical Tradition, 1600-1900 . Basingstoke: Palgrave

Devin DeWeese

the same syllables; at first they bow as they go, and then they begin to stamp their feet on the floor and jump in time to the singing, as if (the author says) to imitate the struggle with the evil spirit. Finally the īshān again cries, “ Alla ,” and the action stops for a time, until the “healing